Obama’s Navy– Black Sailor sits and raises fist during National Anthem
A Black female sailor filmed herself sitting on a bench with one fist raised in a Black Power salute as the Star Spangled Banner was played.
The sailor later posted the video on social media.
The Military Times reported:
A sailor who filmed herself refusing to stand for morning colors is now facing administrative action, Military.com has learned.
Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows, a spokeswoman for Naval Education and Training Command, said actions were ongoing regarding the sailor, but declined to specify what they were.
The sailor, who has not been publicly identified, is assigned to Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, Meadows confirmed, and is expected to be allowed to continue training.
The command became aware of the filmed protest Aug. 31, Meadows said.
At issue is an eight-and-a-half minute video posted to Facebook in which the sailor sat through morning colors in protest of the now-defunct third stanza of the National Anthem, which she described as racist.